THE WHATCOM MUSEUM is committed to forging partnerships in our community and providing access to art, history and nature programming to all.

Due to loss of funding, the Family Access Membership Program (FAMP) is no longer available accepting applications. If you are interested in supporting this program, please contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

We review requests for donations year round, with priority given to non-profit organizations serving Whatcom County residents. Please allow 60 days for review. To be considered for a donation of goods or services, complete and submit our donation request form to the provided address.

Recent recipients of donations in 2014 include:

A Loving Space
Alzheimers Association of Washington
Animals as Natural Therapy
Arthritis Foundation
Bellingham Festival of Music
Brigid Collins Family Support
Catch the Son Preschool
Campfire Samish Council
Cottage School
Domestic Violence and Sexual Assualt Services
Homeport Learning Center
Island County Historical Society & Museum
Mei Hua Chinese School
Parkview Elementary School
Seattle Humane Society
St. Francis Childcare and Preschool
Squalicum Boat Club
Squalicum High School
Visions Program
Western Washington University Athletics
Whatcom Day Academy
Whatcom Dream Project
Whatcom Land Trust 



Wednesday - Sunday, noon-5pm;
open Thursday until 8pm; open Saturday at 10am

250 Flora Street, Bellingham, WA 98225  

Family Interactive Gallery (FIG)
Wednesday - Saturday, 10-5pm; Sunday noon-5pm
250 Flora Street, Bellingham, WA 98225


Thursday - Sunday, noon-5pm; for select programs.
121 Prospect Street, Bellingham, WA  98225

Wednesday - Friday, 1-5 pm.
201 Prospect Street, Bellingham, WA 98225

Between May 20 and June 26, 2015, the Photo Archives will have different hours due to roof work on the building.

CLOSED Wednesday; Thursday and Friday 1-5PM (check in with the attendant at Old City Hall, 121 Prospect Street)

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